Just because she went into crystal stasis doesn't mean she's dead, Kemp. At least that's what I'm assuming. There's suppose to be multiple endings for XIII-2, so maybe one of those endings will have Fang and Vanille waking up from the pillar and rejoining the party again. Who knows? I can't wait to play the game though. And yeah, I know those two will be playable, but the rest of the cast is suppose to make "guest appearances" too. By the way do you like Noel?
Well, I wasn't really shocked. I was sort of confused because I read the novel and it didn't seem like she died. :S